Classic Southern Potato Salad Recipe: Creamy and Flavorful Delight

Southern Potato Salad Recipe

Dive into the delicious flavors of this classic Southern potato salad that's perfect for picnics, barbecues, and family gatherings.


– 4 potatoe – 4 large eggs – ½ cup mayonnaise – ½ stalk celery, chopped – ¼ cup sweet relish – 1 clove garlic, minced – 2 tablespoons prepared mustard – salt and pepper to taste


Start by boiling the potatoes until they're tender but still firm. Let them cool before moving on to the next step.


Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water at the same time. After bringing the water to a boil, cover it, remove it from the heat, and let the eggs sit for 10 to 12 minutes. Peel and chop the eggs after removing it from the hot water.

Vegetables and Herbs

Chop celery, garlic, and fresh dill to add a crunchy and flavorful twist to your potato salad.


Prepare the creamy dressing by combining mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, relish, and a touch of sugar. Whisk until smooth.


In a large bowl, gently mix the cooled potatoes, chopped, eggs and vegetables, herbs, and creamy dressing until well combined.


Season the potato salad with salt, black pepper, and a pinch of paprika for added depth of flavor.


Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the potato salad for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld together.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this Southern potato salad alongside grilled meats, fried chicken, or as a standalone dish at your next gathering.


Before serving, garnish the potato salad with a sprinkle of fresh dill or a few slices of hard-boiled eggs for an extra touch of presentation.


Dig in and enjoy the creamy, tangy, and comforting flavors of this Southern potato salad. It's sure to become a crowd favorite!